Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival 2023 Celebrations at World Museum, Liverpool

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Staff at the Mid Autumn Festival Celebrations

September 29, 2023 is the traditional Chinese festival: Mid-Autumn Festival. In order to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, the University of Liverpool Confucius Institute (LCI) collaborated with the World Museum to hold a special event at the World Museum on the 30th.

“The whole world is a family, let's learn about Chinese culture and spend this wonderful festival together.”

Ms. Yuqiao Cai performing traditional dance. 

LCI Ambassador Ms. Xiaoxiao Huo and tutor Ms. Yuqiao Cai performing traditional Chinese music and dance at Mid-Autumn Festival.

Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, is a traditional Chinese holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month.

This holiday is known for family reunions and moon gazing, and its origins can be traced back to ancient Chinese legends.

One of the most famous traditions of the Mid-Autumn Festival is eating mooncakes, which are round pastries typically filled with various fillings.

Traditional Moon Cakes

Mooncakes symbolize reunion and happiness, so on this day, family members share mooncakes together as an expression of love and good wishes. People also celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival by admiring the moon.

Ancient China has many poems and legends about moon gazing, and the moon is exceptionally bright and beautiful on this night.

The Mid-Autumn Festival is also associated with lanterns and fireworks. In some places, people light various lanterns to create beautiful displays.

No matter where you are, the Mid-Autumn Festival is a wonderful time to celebrate with family and friends, savor mooncakes, admire the moon, light lanterns, and enjoy the joy of reunion.

This year, the University of Liverpool Confucius Institute (LCI) not only showed Guzheng and Chinese dance performances, but also held a number of activities such as wood printing, calligraphy, paper cutting and pitch pot, which were provided free to people in Liverpool and Merseyside and were loved by friends of all ages. There are about 300 children and parents to join these 6 activities.

The University of Liverpool Confucius Institute (LCI) looks forward to meeting you again.